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, kathy. it's because of her i'm here today and here at the city university. i sworn after i left maryland having left rutgers i would not go back to the university again. i'm glad i have broken that promise to myself and here. it's a pleasure to be on the podium again. we met in the '70s what we were both regarded as a radical scholar. some might not think that anymore. francis and i were asked by james mcgreger burns to be the co-chair of the american political science invention program. we came up with a program that even i think jim burns was a little alarmed by. he in fact put in to action. i have known francis since then. she has remained an honest and authentic voice of progressivism and radicalism with a deep interest with those they have shown -- the homeless and the poor. not how they can be helped but how they find ways to help themselves through the movement and work that they do. it's a pleasure to have her perspective this afternoon in responding to these comments. i'm very pleasured to jackie davis, the chairman of the -- and rachel and members of the executive committee the
>> for more information on tvs recent visit to santa fe, new mexico another city visited by her local content vehicle, visit c-span.org/local content. ..a?xx i first came to washington, d.c. in 2000 as a congressional correspondent for the associated press. after spending several years in colombia south carolina and albany new york. now, i am originally from mississippi, the son of two public school teachers come in and being from mississippi, the one thing my parents made sure that i knew was my history. it was almost a state requirement in mississippi to know where you came from. so, when i left mississippi to go to south carolina, i had this desire to history and i studied the history of south carolina. i didn't the same thing when i went to upstate new york. i got involved in learning the african-american history of upstate new york which, by the way, is very vibrant. a lot of the underground railroads ended in upstate new york city have a very vibrant african-american community and history up there. but when i left albany new york to come to washington, d.c., and i knew i
more ominous in the city. it was impossible to is exactly how may people were now slipping under open skies, the most widely estimate wagered over 1 million. overseas journalists and policymakers realizing there was a chance they were not going anywhere begin reporting on their hazard. unsanitary, crime-ridden hotbeds simmering for for the calamity. microcosms. the highlight of the sector generals trip was a visit to one of these camps. take the most famous of all, three course of the way up the hill from downtown port-au-prince on the golf course. the iron gated clubhouse was still a forward operating base of the u.s. army 82nd airborne, the young paratroopers. with curiosity. waiting out front was a more familiar face, smiling between a blue t-shirt and a blue trucker hats, becoming a force is more powerful than the soldiers. sean penn had arrived in haiti \90{l1}s{l0}\'90{l1}s{l0} after the quake, spearheading a new nga bankrolled by a boston form financier. for a few days the leading team of the relief organization distributed water filters and medical aid here and there, then an
the daily rains to nourish their corn, potatoes, but the weather looked more ominous in the city. it was impossible to say exactly how many people were now sleeping under open skies but the most widely used estimates estimated over a ten knock of the donary's population. jurists reporting on the camps. crime-ridden hot beds of simmering unrest, at risk for further calamity. microcosm for their widely held view of haiti. the high lot of the secretary general's visit was a trip to one of these camps. up the hill, on the golf course. the iron gated clubhouse was still a ford operating base of the u.s. army. young paratroopers peered with curiosity as the diplomatic entered with a fay los angeles of security guards. out front was a more familiar face. it bearer was becoming a force even more powerful than the soldiers, sean penn arrived. for a few days the landing team of the relief organization, or jphro, distributed water filters and medical aid here' and there. then an army officer invited inside the wire. most workers were excited about actress ma rooa. both acors lived in a stru
no uncertain terms, the suburbs are killing us and here's why. and cities can save us and here's why. by far the greatest aspect of the epidemic, i should say of our health challenges in america is the obesity epidemic. it's not that obesity itself is a problem but all these illnesses that obesity leads to. principal among them diabetes. diabetes now consumes 2% of our gdp. a child born after 2000 has a one in three chance in america becoming a diabetic. when i look at the first generation of americans who are going to live shorter lives than their parents. is probably not a huge surprise to you. we've all been talking about longtime about the wonders of the american corn syrup diet, and only reason as the argument have the studies been done comparing diet and physical inactivity. one of them is called gluttony versus law for another doctor at the mayo clinic put patients in electronic underwear and measured every motion, set a certain dietetic regime, study their weight, started pumping calories in and then some people got fat and other people didn't. and expecting some sort of metabolic fa
. ♪ >> the city itself is try cultural. we both more authors and poets than most communities. >> welcome to santa fe on booktv. with the help of comcast cable partners for the next 90 minutes we will explore the literary scene and history of new mexico and its capital, a city resting at an altitude of almost 7,000 feet whose name means hope and faith in spanish. we will travel in and around this town of 80,000 to meet with local lawyers to learn about the unique cultures, personalities and history of the city and state that dates back 400 years to the times of colonization attempts by the spanish. all this and more as booktv and our comcast cable partners take you to santa fe. >> we're here in the palace press. james mcgrath morris and these are early printing presses. it seemed like a perk picked -- perfect place to talk about the man revolutionized american newspapers. webmac first started working on a boat people would react with recognition when i said i was writing about joseph pulitzer the clear from their expressions they knew the name but nothing about his life because pulitzer shares his
they reported their experiences and their impressions of santa fe combat the old royal city. and many of them could not believe that a royal city had houses made of mud. there was a little bit of culture shock. others took the exotic feel of the place in the beautiful mountain setting right away and that is true today. santa fe inspires strong emotions. for example a man named chris wilson who is an architectural historian at the university of new mexico wrote a book not too long ago called the myth of santa fe in which he documents the evolution of santa fe's style and quiet the civic fathers decided that we needed to see the look of an earlier time to attract tourism and why he feels that is not necessarily an advantage for santa fe's culture and certainly not to advance authentic indigenous architecture. a famous novel was written in the latter part of the 19th century that is still in print today. it has nothing at all to do with new mexico. it was an accident of chance that the author was general lou wallace who wrote ben-hur, a tale of the christ. the last three chapters were written in
, new mexico and other cities local content vehicles. go to c-span.org/local content. >> up next, someone talks about dinners hosted by winston churchill during and after world war ii, which is used to persuade world were leaders on various matters. it's about 45 minutes. >> good evening. thank you for coming. i'm delighted to see you here to talk about my new book, "dinner with churchill: policy-making at the dinner table." since i book is about the importance of dinner, i will be brief. i just want to whet your appetite so that go buy my book. those try another sentence. i have lived with winston churchill for four years and it was wonderful, even though that took place in the frigid archives at churchill college. i'm often asked ray got the idea for another book on churchill to ask the thousands are to britain. when i read about this fascinating man and his important accomplishments were achieved at dinners. sometimes that lunch is. as i began to wonder why that was so come away most of the deal struck as the famous international conferences held during world war ii were made
city that there was in northern alabama. did that make a difference? >> what helped i think more than anything is that huntsville tied itself to the industry and there were coming you know, there were a lot of people, a lot of engineers and scientists descended on alabama, and the city wanted to diaz's seagate itself and that helped them to negotiate this quietly. so yes, from the beginning -- my parents were civil rights activists and after the voting civil rights act passes then they turn to politics. i grew up licking stamps from the national democratic party. i have memories my father ran for governor against george wallace in 1970 and i have th
with the internet. but zero well, i can book a ticket now and every day we exclaim cover city eight years getting is quickly and easily are a commonplace things that i don't think it's a cheap ato and evaluating it. i'm not so sure of americans remember burkett was a rockefeller or carnegie, yet yet we drive across bridges with steel. that's a carnegie kids. we used cars powered that will, it will rockefeller built them is the financial system and consuming is built on a system developed and created by people at pulitzer. pulitzer came to the united states and unearthing the soldiers and they went to europe and he didn't really see any action. like many veterans after the war he was on foot, often afterwards hard to integrate people into the economy. he ends up in st. louis greek becomes befriended by a major who becomes a senator from missouri this newspaper publisher. pulitzer enters the road. within five years of his dreamy night state companies elected state legislature to stare. it's that kind of speed of immigration 19th century when people would come in. to become successful in a really sh
in and around the city refused to donate. it's unlikely an official as cautious as ban ki-moon would have made such a statement without knowing that people would be relocated soon, or at least where. he knew something he didn't. iran to ask you more but after a few days worse, he developed that i saw sean penn walking along. i reached the packages before the population spokesman came over and then asked a question to which the plan for the rain? the active answered, what is the plan or which should be the plan, dried and impatient breath to what should be the time is total relocation. transducer getting extended after the second general hadn't and it's oliver with everything, demonstrative, and intense if you can forgive all. he was handsome, with tan skin wrapped tight around how the cheek, and they buried unde andr sunglasses. and where that character was in 1930, 80 with a moderate ngo. well, another thing that i think has to be very clear is that a target is not attend. a t.a.r.p. structure is not attend. t.a.r.p. structure is on it. toxic dirt which carries back to you. high number of bac
was cutting through the middle of the city. with citizens of both sides fearing the brink of world war iii, freed wandered close to the boundary of the divided city. neither on assignment, nor with a predetermined vision who he ended up finding and seeing the most through his camera were american g.i.s. but here at the the wall in its nascent days, freed snapped a photograph of an unnamed black soldier standing at the edge of the american sector. freed's contact sheets from this trip confirm that this image was powerfully a single shot. taken at a middle distance in black and white, freed stands with his subject between a set of trolley tracks that culminate into the imposed boundary of the wall behind them. this encounter haunted freed. it set him off course and beckoned his return from exile to come back to america to confront segregation and racism. image would end up being the first photograph in "black and white america," and as ap annotation in the book, freed sets this out as its point of departure. he writes: we, he and i, two americans, we meet silently, and we part silently. impr
and -- cities visited by local custom vehicles go to c-span.org / local content. >> you're watching book tv on c-span2. here is our prime-time lineup for tonight. visit c-span.org for more on this weekend's television schedule. >> international financial diplomat william rhodes talks about the current economic and financial challenges facing the economies of europe, japan, china, and south korea. next on book tv. this is a little over an hour. [applause] >> okay. first of all, it is great to be back. we enjoyed our relationship that way. tokyo has been the headquarters of our asia-pacific operations for 25 years now. we enjoy a terrific relationship and a lot of different ways. one of my colleagues who is with me, doug peterson who just joined us from the city, and he is setting up. we welcome you, doug. dougie is all over the world. as such, he has lived quite a bit of time in japan himself. it's great to be with you tonight as well, doug. let's see. in terms of this whole notion of the book, by the way, a very modest title, banker to the world. when i heard of this, and i am a very close, pers
of people in the city of seattle. another thing to see, and marketers who think goofiest permission of the the common krumholtz collective, which exists now is an ngo in louisiana. 2005 after hurricane katrina in august 2005 izzo recalled there was the health care infrastructure collapsed in new orleans. many people were left in places like charity hospital today. a lot of first responders for that to be the city and often their catastrophic situations. so you have not only the health care infrastructure more particularly. within a few days of hurricane katrina, three activists start the common ground collective and very basic preliminary health care services for people who remained in the city. one of these people is malika verheyen, a member of the black panther party in new orleans. they talk about starting the common ground clinic with these two other people, a doctor at another act of this, he says very freely the reason he felt like he could do this in the face about this catastrophe all around them is they have done similar work in the black after party. these two clinics ope
was first elected to the city council. i went to the city manager. i talked to him about a variety of things. said, well, we have the capitol improvements plan. we -- the things we have to do over the next ten years would cost $70 million. and he said, here's the problem. the public collectively is now willing to pay for what the public collectively wants. kendis it is so true. it's even true in congress. we -- the expectation is that there can be current or more services delivered in an efficient, professional way. and the math does not work. you know, you can do more with less once in awhile, but year after year after year you simply can't. and i think that is the most difficult thing for people to understand. and that is why, you know, you look at that captain i put up there about the weapons for the bush tax cut. now, some of it is gone back, but only some of that because by and large the american people do not want any more money spent on taxes. the price that is being paid for that is not so much an individual price. it's more a price that involves the overall health of the population
tv. for a complete schedule, visit booktv.org. >> from new york city, now, michelle rhee, former chancellor of the d.c. public school system, recounts her career and present her thoughts on education reform. this event is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> michelle, firstly, thank you very much for joining us. i know you've had a couple busy days from last evening, jon stewart, cnn's piers morgan, and we're really delighted to have our old friends here from c-span filming this event so that many people from across the united states can benefit from a lot of what michelle has to say. so just to kick start it this evening, michelle, how did you come up with a fascinating and interesting book, "radical," and where does this interesting name come from? >> so i think the genesis of the name is an interesting one in that when i first got to d.c. it was the lowest performing and most dysfunctional school district in the entire nation, and that was a pretty widely-known truth. and, um, so i started doing things that i thought were of course for a school district in that kind of state. i, you know, started clos
from puerto rico to new york city during world war ii. her father became a factory worker and her mother joined the women's auxiliary corps. she was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of seven years old and her father died he was nine years old. she and her younger brother were raised by a single mother. her brother is now a doctor. she graduated aside victorian of her high school class and she graduated from princeton university summa cum laude, receiving the highest honors as a graduate. while at yale, she added that the law journal. she could have become a highly paid lawyer. but she went right into public service, becoming an assistant district attorney serving people of new york area she served in almost all levels of the judicial system, including private legal practice, as well as years on the bench. in 2009, president barack obama nominated sonia sotomayor is a one -- as the 111th justice. i give you now just as sonia sotomayor. [cheers] [applause] >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] [cheers] [applause] >> hello. thank you. [applause] [applause] [cheers] >> when i got
nine votes every time the city to council took a resolution. so we really needed, even the support of romania and its successors at a time when the united states didn't like an awful lot of the things that they were, in fact, doing. keeping a coalition that broad, that deep onboard, i think it have something to say about constraining objectives. >> i was a colonel at the time, and while all this discussion was going on i was focus on running off guard and running off tackle. you know, down at the fundamental level. i had been, the two years before, the gulf war i've been on the joint chiefs of staff, and i've been the executive director of three joint chiefs of staff, and was there general powell's first six months, and the whole thing at the time, we were this close to the sink, commander-in-chief of sin, being an admiral. it went down. it was between the two-three stars because between schwarzkopf and a navy three-star admiral. because at the time it was all about the tanker wars. that's all we've been doing so there was, there was no thought -- we have no war plans. america has
the middle of the city. with citizens of both sides during world war iii he wandered close to the boundary of the divided city me there on assignment or predetermined division he ended up feinstein to see the most through his camera were the american gis but he snapped a photograph of the unnamed clap the soldier it confirms this image was powerfully a single shot taken at a distance of black-and-white he stands as a subject between trolley tracks that culminate into the wall behind them. this encounter haunted freed and set him on course and beckoned his return from exile to come back to america to confront segregation and racism for the image would be the first photograph in black and white america and as in the book freed it sets this out and writes he and i coming to americans meet and part silently as deadly as the wall behind him is another wall there on the trolley tracks and on the cobblestones reaching back home it into our hearts dividing us wherever we me. i am white. he is black. from this point* he aimed to represent and encroach upon buffers. after this opening image with bou
] from new york city the former chancellor of the washington, d.c. public school system recounts her career and present your thoughts on education reform. this event is about 45 minutes. >>> thank you during much for joining us.laus i know you've had a couple of busy days, jon stewart thise mog morning and we're delighted to have our friend here from c-spah covering this event that manyg t people across the united states can really benefit from a lot ob what michelle has to say. say. just to kickstart this evening, how did you come up with a up fascinating and interesting book "r book, "radical," and where did r this come from? the >> i think the genesis of the ne name is an interesting one ing that when i first got to d.c., rst it was the lowest performing and mostpe dysfunctional school district in the nation and that was a pretty widely known truth. so i started doing things that i thought for obvious to me by started closing work reform and schools and moving out in the affected employees, cutting the central office board of bureaucracy in half and as i was taking the measures pe
of the economy. david grew up in new york outside of new york city and his father was a psychiatrist. he went to harvard college and then got a master's and became an investment banker doing mortgage finance at morgan stanley lehman brothers where he had a front-row seat to fannie and freddie which is something we might hear more from him in the q&a. then he got in television and he's the ceo of the game show network and came very late in life because of his tragedy. he wrote a cover story in atlanta magazine called how health care killed his father, killed my father, and then turned that into a book. it's an incredibly compelling book that i would encourage all of you to buy. there's copies outside. i am constructive to say the next season of american bible challenge, the highest rated show is coming on a few weeks. the game show network can feel like we are not stealing its ceo and we are giving them a plug, too. please join me in welcoming david. [applause] >> thank you. i'm sure everyone here reads your blog but it is a thrill. thank you for that and for the introduction today. and everyb
and the discussions that i add absolutely change my mind i was meeting with parents throughout the city, mostly low-income single moms and they have done everything you'd want them to do. researched the neighborhood's schools, only 10 percent were on grade level so they have an edge percent chance of failure, then they do the next best thing to apply through the out of boundary lottery process to win a spot in a good school on the other side of town then they would lose because only a handful of spots were available then they would come to me now what do i do? when i would look eye-to-eye with these mothers, i knew that i could not offer them a spot at a high performing school could be enough for my own kids i said to mia to take this $7,500 voucher and go to a catholic school where kids get a great education? and i was not willing to say no. i came out and people went crazy gnats. what you doing? you are going against the party. i say my job is not to protect and preserve a district that has been doing a disservice to children. my job is to make sure everybody gets a great education. it to be a pr
purchased in its international school in new york city were none of the students are native english speakers. ms. houser tells the story of a student who escaped nepal and attended the international high school. >> so many advocates have amazing stories and the one i wanted to read is about a tibetan boy who left tibet as a little boy, escaped by hiding in a suitcase to travel to the border of nepal and so he and i worked pretty hard on his story to get all the facts straight. the man said motioning at a small suitcase on the ground. it was the fall of 2003, two years before a new one would arrive in international and they're standing on a street. he looked at the man in back of the suitcase. the man was his father's friend, a farmer with a faith filled with worry. black nylon the plastic handlebar, rubber wheels. noong had never touched a suitcase before and inspected it closely. there was chinese flattering on it he could not read. the main compartment was only about two by three feet, the size of a child's coffin. noong was small for 11, but he wasn't that small. he got the firmware must
puerto rico to new york city during world war ii. her father became a factory worker and her mother joined the women's auxiliary corps. sonia sotomayor was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of seven and her father died when she was nine. she and her younger brother were raised by a single mother. her brother is now a doctor. sonia sotomayor graduated valedictorian of her high school class and she graduated from princeton university sue me, but he receiving the highest price for an undergraduate while attending yale law school she was editor of the "yale law journal." she could have become a highly paid lawyer but she went right into public service, becoming an assistant district attorney, serving the people of new york. she served at almost all levels of the judicial system including private legal practice as well as years on the federal bench. in 2009, president barack obama nominated and the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomayor as the 111th justice of the u.s. supreme court. i give you sonia sotomayor. [applause] [applause] [applause] [applause]) [applause] >> after i got to was
human rights, such silencers take a certain amount of the city states of renaissance italy to modern global politics. and a book called the independence of nations, david from kids, a member of the faculty invokes to describe what he calls the of what politics. if god does not exist, anything can exist. in the circumstances that people ought to act in self-interest, even if it leads them to crime. this is a reasonably true definition of that states. at their worst, states are beasts that roam the jungle of world politics, killing when they are hungry and obeying the laws, but those of their own nature. where they are concerned, terrible words rang true, anything is permitted. to read savoie today for sadistic take about accumulating a global context about whether rules of ethics applied the jungle of world politics. it may recall to list the names that means that spoke about moskowitz employed in any detainees in the names of the greater serbia, mass murder, deportation, a strategy report, political assassination. it may also make us question the grounds on which we claim that these
, and handed over to them. that senior lyndon johnson met in atlantic city, in the chapter i have here, to me it's amazing this is not more news. i have written in detail as i can, he had a nervous breakdown because he's trying to do little delegates from mississippi, and to see all the regular white democrats from mississippi who would publicly pledge to vote for goldwater, the democratic delegates said they would vote for goldwater, and most of them started switching party instantly but he wanted to defeat them anyway. and the mississippi freedom democrats, they walked out because they didn't think it was fair. and karl sanders and one of the conversations you can hear, and john connally, called lyndon johnson and told them if you would even let those two symbolic, the whole south will walk out of this convention because you will be turning the democratic party over to the negro, and letting martin luther king decide who can be a democrat. and johnson almost has a breakdown on the phone there, and basically went to bed for several days and said i'm going to quit. i can't handle this. i'm tr
in some cities like chicago, baltimore, philadelphia, d.c., the list could go on, in some cities the statistics are worse. in fact it was reported in chicago but if you take into account prisoners, if you bachelet count prisoners as people and keep in mind that prisoners are excluded from poverty statistics and unemployment data that is masking the severity but if you actually count prisoners townspeople in the chicago area, 80% of working age african-american men, criminal records to legalize discrimination for the rest of their lives. these men are part of a growing undercast, not class, a group of people defined largely by race relegated to permanent second-class status by law. now i find today that when i tell people i now believe that mass incarceration is like the new jim crow people react with a completed this believe they say how can you say that? our criminal justice system isn't of crime control and of black folks would stop running around committing so many crimes we wouldn't have to worry about being locked up in the civil and human rights. there lies the greatest myt
loyal to the city of florence and a member of its government under the republic and an eloquent defender of engaged citizenry. machiavelli signed a letter this way, historian, a comic doctor, and tragic author author, niccolo machiavelli. the particular circumstances of his rating "the prince" 1513 may be relevant the republican had fallen and the almost being restored to power machiavelli was out of a job and he wrote this book at of the forward it to the rest of the medici as a recommendation. this is the context to study the silences of the press to read between the lines of there is a deeper message to the book some have concluded it is an attack on tear in a chronicling the crimes of the desperate so careful readers will draw their own right conclusions. some have seen this as a defense of a rule of = and even as catholics have likened it to the subversive martin luther to denounce it protestants read it as a journey of catholicism during the french revolution people said this embodied the ideals of the revolution by issuing tyranny was meant to overthrow. to say "the prince" has be
and advocate representing victims of racial profiling and police brutality and investigating patterns in cities of color and attending to assist people who've been released from prison to re-enter into a society that has never shown much use for them might have a series of experiences that began what i call my awakening. i began to weaken to a reality that is just so obvious to me now that what seems odd in retrospect is on could have been blamed to it for so long. as i write in the introduction to the book the new jim crow what has changed since the collapse has yet to do with the basic structure of the society than the language the we used to justify. in the era of color blindness is no longer socially permissible to use race as explicitly as a justification for discrimination, exclusion and social content, so we don't. rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color criminals and engage in practices that we supposedly left behind. today it is legal to discriminate against criminals in all of the ways in which was once legal to discriminate against africa
cities in the parade would be permitted for example and they made a practice not for permits but arrested for playing their instruments and of sell and challenging. the kind of destabilize locker by challenging the restrictions and they never needed to the supreme court of the united states because they were still in power. >> when was the first major religious case before the supreme court? >> cases from the territory had come through especially utah questions of polygamy but from the state's the major cases made it 1930's and early 1940's, the new deal era they tend not to be the salvation army but the jehovah's witness that caused a lot of the problems. as an accord was one of the cases walk us through. >> an interesting case cantwell versus conn involved a group of witnesses that have gone into a catholic neighborhood in new haven on a sunday morning and began playing anticatholic records on a portable phonograph and distributing literature and they were arrested for disturbing the peace and preaching without a permit and appealed -- that first amendment in the exercise clause in the
warfare are both relatively recent inventions. they were only made possible by the rise of the first city-states in mesopotamia about 5,000 years ago. by definition you could not have a conventional army without a state, and so until you had states, you had no conventional armies which had officers and enlisted ranks and a bureaucracy and logistics and all these other things that we associate with conventional armed forces. but guess what? as soon as you had the very first city-states in mesopotamia, they were immediately being attacked by know e mass from the persian -- nomads from the persian highlands. essentially, guerrillas. and so from the very start organized militaries have always spent a lot of their time fighting unconventional, irregular warfare. and you know what? those terms don't make a heck of a lot ofceps. that's one of the big takeaways i had from doing six years of reading and research for this book. the way we think about this spire subject is all messed up -- entire subject is all messed up. we think that somehow conventional warfare is the norm, that the way you ought
, the drinking of alcohol, from coast-to-coast. [inaudible] big cities were full of foreigners who hung out in saloons and had to be controlled. they were ruining america. people in the heartland were particularly worried about this threat of others. race, the final wave of prohibition starts in the south at exactly the time jim crow goes into place between 1905 and 1915. the idea of trying to control african-americans -- he lived to be the idea that we had to control this throughout the south. prohibition becomes very important and we are trying to keep african americans in their place after 50 years of struggling following the civil war. it was crucial for prohibition that the democrats retook congress, by the way. in the wilson administration. third, and very differently, there was a moral issue that was part of the effort to stop violence against women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. where ever women's suffrage one, as it did in all the women stay, it has followed on the state level the following year. world war i, as peter writes in his book, we have foreigners, race, gender, and
by colleagues is with me, doug peterson, who just joined us from citi, and he is heading up standard & poor's ratings, and we welcome you, doug. and doug has lived with citi all over the world and as such as lived quite a bit of time in japan itself. so it's great to be with you tonight as well, doug. let's see, in terms of this whole notion of the book, you know, by the way, it's a very modest title, banker to the world. [laughter] you know, when i heard of this -- and i'm a very close personal friend of bill's, like everybody in this room is, and so when testifies talking to me about this -- when he was talking to me about this concept of what he wanted to write about, lessons of debt cry cease and all of this, i just knew that it was right in our sweet spot in what we needed to be able to do. so we were able to convince him, and so now i'm not talking to you as his friend, i'm talking to you as his publisher. [laughter] and we had this decision, you know, we were going to do this book, and we kid. and we did. now, the ink wasn't even dry on this book when henry kissinger came out and sai
, the subtitle which was "connected lives, ants, cities, brains and software." what i tell people about that, they would say ants and what? node idea what i was talking about. where as this book instantly when i would describe it to people on an airplane or over coffee somewhere, they were ready to go. either agree organize disagreeing. but they had a lot of strong feelings about it. so it's fun to be here with a finished book ready to have people read it and respond. we did an exerpt of the television section that ran in the "new york times" magazine about three weeks ago. so that sent off -- the internet went crazy with that. so it's a weird point where there's this whole existing debate about the book that seems to be going on online and the blogs. most people haven't read it because it only came out on thursday or friday. so there's a high ratio of discussion, the actual reading of the book right now which hopefully some of you will help balance out by reading it. i want to talk a little bit about how i came to write it and then walk through the argument. basically to give you the argume
segregated. my dear mayor said that as in as dr. king of the civil rights bill fast, the city and led to build a sports stadium on land it did not own this money to not have for a team it had not located. it cut the milwaukee brewers to come here and become the first professional sports team in the south. dr. king's of the one the term the rated themselves in segregation because of was the right, the core of the constitution, it would liberate the white south. psychologically, economically, and so many of their ways. the question that i want to pose to you is the same question that drove me to say, the second reason, let's do this, try to make decillion to to get people to address the question, why is there such a tremendous disconnect between the broad liberation that has been loosed across the land and relatively low cost historically. people suffered, and many more recently. a lot of violence, and a lot of psychic damage. but for the amount of social change produced it was remarkably civilized. it blesses lots of lots of of the people, and yet in our public discourse today we still
because we're one of 14 cities in america that has a food policy director, and i think all cities should have it. and we had already done a lot of work on trying to expand affordable healthy options, and the more i talked with my food policy director, i said, this is a great thing. we cannot only raise levels of compassion and understanding and dispel bad stereotypes about snap and families on snap, and focus them instead on the realities of that but also about the policy changes we can be making at a local level to empower -- to address food insecurity, nutrition deserts, expand more healthy options, and that's what we're doing this week, and i see -- today a very poignant moment, we have to think as a society as a whole. i had a moment today where i had security guards in my office, and we were talking with them because these are guys, some of them making seven dollars and change an hour, and many of them working overtime to try to make more money but still qualify for programs like snap. and so here we are allowing many of our employees, especially as i was saying hip the curtain, the
in getting things done? >> well, walter was an internationalist first class. the expanded the city banks in italy over -- is a great friend of japan. used to go to japan regularly, and i think he, along with paul volcker on the public sector side, where major mentors of mind. and so i think it's fair to say, and you've seen this, that walter was the greatest thinker of his age. and that's what citi is going back to i think at this point in time. we have a lot of present citi bankers, former citibank offers who i know will agree with me. but as far as, you, working with walter come easily got me involved in all of this, and john reed later on, were both i think significant world financial leaders. as far as having talked to a lot of people, i think meeting monday look, having dealt with a number of cases, spend our in 1980 with ago castro. he wanted my advice on how to restructure the cuban debt. and i can speak to you about that because we nationalize in cuba, one of the first things we did was nationalize the foreign banks. then he walks on our resource. we're kind of even here. certain
of explanations. one, foreigners again. the big cities, particularly on the east coast, but los angeles, too. the big cities were full of foreigners who hung out in saloons and had to be controlled. they were ruining america. the people in the heartlands who always voted for prohibition were particularly worried about the threat of others. race. the final wheels of prohibition started in the south and exactly the time when jim crow goes into place between 1905 and 1915. the idea of trying to control african-americans, needing to control african-americans, led to the idea that we had to control drink throughout the south. so prohibition becomes very important. all wrapped up with trying to keep african-americans in their place after 50 years of struggle following the self-war. it was crucial for prohibition that the democrats retook congress, by the way, in the wilson administration. third, very differently, it was a women's issue. it was a moral issue that was part of the effort to stop violence against women in the 19th and early 20th century. whatever women's suffrage was, prohibition in e
mouse and one of the cities? three years later he sounded like that i might not only want to put a picture of him in. i might want to put video clips into the e-book version of this book, and the multimedia version. then i'd have to say, what do i want to do that's different than just enjoying the movie? that's right, i make in a comment about historical significance or the treatment or whatever i'm going to say about them or the role that disney has played in copyright -- as a copyright stakeholder or the way disney is historically taken work in the public domain such as folklore and turned it into a corporate product and is copyrighted. i can say all of that and make references quoting specific work or disney. i might show snow white they would cut from the grimm brothers. and i would have the right to make those references and so far doing something different than just ensuring the folktale or just enjoying the movie. i am not taking away anybody's enjoyment of the movie. nobody's going to read my book and say i'll never need to watch snow white in the seventh worst because i
city and at first it seemed initially to me roberto gonzalez came to announce the case that we're here to declare crowd more and we are going to bomb the sears tower, obviously the question was how the seven guys to clear groundwater. it was ridiculous. then i realized there was was informant involved. the connection was an undercover fbi informant who was posing as an al qaeda operative and that was their only connection to terrorism at all. but i did my story when i was in miami and i kind of put that in my back pocket and overtime realized it was my case marquesas be above that all have a similar padding of the people charged with terrorism or the subway station. they never had the ability to acquire weapons and those are provided by an undercover agent or an fbi informant posing as al qaeda operative or an affiliate of a terrorist organization of some sort. it's a red around 2010 i began to question, how can we figure out how many cases have existed? how many hundreds of terrorists of 9/11 were involving real terrorists who are in serious, imminent danger and those involving people
pressure or -- [inaudible] in their real place per se. in the capital city. and the diplomacy with them and real life with them. in substance of how they behave at the u.n. we don't think the u.n. is that important. we don't wind up forcing them to take account of our positions on things many of which matter us. at least in the general assembly. we don't think it's worth the price we have to pay and the real world relationship with them in their own country. and we don't -- it means there's a disconnect between how we and our allies behave at the u.n. versus what our frequently far better relationships are directly in the capital. >> host: who are the new liberal realists you talk about in your book? >> guest: the obama administration came in split between two quite different camps. in the foreign policy. on the one hand you had a waive of people that i would describe typical describe liberal international. people believe in the mission of the u.n. to not just be the kind of diplomatic table where everybody negotiates and argues and debates and let's their views be known. something whic
and got a new law that compelled more cities than to join posses that were hunting people accused of being a runaway slaves who had allegedly escaped into the free states. most of all, the champions of slavery sought ways to detain a control diet almost continuously exercised over the federal government since the american revolution and to prevent above all, prevent others from using the federal government in ways that might have the slaveowner sensuous. in doing this, by the way, they were really aided by a cause of the constitution, the so-called three fifths clause that gave southern whites have your representation in the house of representatives and the room numbers otherwise would have warranted. southerners also saw it this representation in congress and a steadily increasing the number of slave states in the union. soil moisture in the 1840s the davises hursley demanded and lustily cheered both the annexation of texas and war with mexico. which incidentally removed and transferred to the united states only behalf of the national terrain of mexico. southerners cheered this war in hop
of sadr city. prime minister maliki had told his predecessor stay out of sadr city. because the head of that militia now solder was in some kind of alliance with maliki. petraeus comes in. he just doesn't. a distance this guy into sadr city. does away for any approval. so that's kind of how he operates. within nine months this is actually working. there is a huge decline in sectarian violence. there's a huge decline in casualties off all kinds. but here's where we are coming to the problem to have a problem with the counterinsurgency theory generally. petraeus have said all along that what his goal was, the whole idea of this campaign was to create some breathing space. the zone of security so that the iraqi factions, sunni, shia, kurds and others, they can get their act together. they can forge a coherent government without having to worry about getting blown up every 10 minutes. the problem was that maliki, shia leader of iraq had no interest in doing this. you don't interest in setting up an oil revenue sharing plan with the cities. he had no interest in bringing in a lot of these
the book that way. >> host: that is one of the many ways of looking at internationalization city of characters representing the other models. relive some, liberalism, who do you see as representative realism? >> guest: realism to form the progressive cause offense of realism is a sense that people live for the gain of power relative to others that they want to ask you that they are imperialistic. a storyline example involving the two wizards who's gone over to the dark side has been overtaken if you will by raising power versus the unofficial leader of the free peoples have a terrible concentration in the jargon, people who encounter are often turned out, but a concept such as bandwagoning plays a key role in offense of realism is that it is appropriate for me to bandwagon, rolled down the hill and join the side that's winning. if you see the movie and read the books, nicks on impassioned plead, which is just extremely dishonest in which he's going to win anyway, let's do that. this communicates a very old concept and one with a lot of staying power in international relations tha
, the first lady's great-grandmother who traveled to four cities, she was a sharecropper's daughter born in 1879 and somewhere along the way she decided she did not want anything to do with the farming life and she was one of the first of michele obama's and sisters to set site on chicago in 1908. this is her husband who was a minister who also lived in chicago. this is the first lady's great great grandmother, and she arrived in illinois some time in the 1860s. the first lady describes herself as a south side girl but the family had no idea their roots in illinois go that far back. if you look at mary, you will understand why the family story says she was part cherokee. she obviously has a mixed lineage but i was never able to establish for sure whether that was true. this is the first lady's grandfather, a mislabeled slide, who left south carolina and arrive in chicago around 1931. this is millvinia, the owner of millvinia's brother. this is a photo, this is an amazing coat, there is a nice story behind this one. after the book was published and after an article about the book came out
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